Ashton Keynes garden sightings: 4 female Blackcaps present (added to the previous 5 males, this means a new total of 9 Blackcaps in the area). Jay and male Bullfinch have also been here over the weekend and still around 20 Reed Buntings coming. The Goldfinch roost nearby has now reduced to about 10 birds although there are still good numbers coming to feeders during the day. John Grearson
The U3A birdwatching group enjoyed a bird walk from the Gateway Centre this morning. Unfortunately they witnessed a man walking his dog away from the path near CWP 12. The dog was seen to attack a swan twice before it was pulled away. A clear reminder to people to keep dogs under control when walking near the lakes.
CWP 74: Goldeneye have been showing well. Photo of Goldeneye pair by Jon Mercer